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Our Community Arts Venue Grants offer in-kind usage of high quality performance spaces and function rooms at Hawthorn Arts Centre and Kew Court House. We encourage members of the Boroondara community who meet the eligibility criteria to apply.

Successful applicants can receive free access to arts facilities and limited staffing for:

  • performances and art exhibitions
  • community functions
  • conferences and meetings
  • seminars, presentations, training sessions and workshops
  • large-scale displays and trade exhibitions.

We administer the grant as an annual program with proposed dates to hold events specified throughout the financial year. Applicants can apply for a maximum of 2 Community Arts Venue Grants in a 24 month period.

Applications for events delivered between 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 at Hawthorn Arts Centre and Kew Court House are accepted throughout the year. Applications close Sunday 18 May 2025.

Applications will only be accepted for the 2024-2025 financial year. We will not accept applications for any other period.

Read the Community Arts Venue Grant Guidelines for eligibility criteria, and more information about the grant application process.

Apply for a Community Arts Venue Grant

More information

To discuss our grant program, please contact our Arts Cultural Development Officer via email [email protected] or phone (03) 9278 4770.

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Venues available for community hire

Hawthorn Arts Centre

Kew Court House

Other venue hire options

Community members in need of a venue for an event may also wish to consider our options for paid venue hire. We offer a variety of spaces at hourly rates:

Contact information

Contact us if you have any community venue hire queries.

Hawthorn Arts Centre:

Kew Court House: 

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